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  • How many children live in the European Union?
  • And how has their share in the population evolved and is expected to change in the future?
  • Are the youngest children in your country cared for more often by their parents, relatives, a child-minder or through a day-care centre?
  • How do young people make the switch from school to work?
  • How are they affected by information and communication technologies in their everyday lives?

Answers to these questions and many more can be found in the flagship publication Being young in Europe todayissued by Eurostat.

These statistics in the publication play an important role in evaluating progress toward the EU Youth Strategy Deutsch (de) English (en) español (es) français (fr) italiano (it) .

As Mariana Kotzeva, Deputy Director-General and Chief Editor of Eurostat, says in the foreword of the publication:

"This flagship publication on children and young people, focusing on their concerns and interests...It aims to provide an insight into the past, current and future situation of our youngest fellow citizens."

Interactive Infographic

The publication was released alongside an interactive infographic Choose translations of the previous link  on young Europeans that lets users compare their own lives to those of others of their own age group throughout Europe.

Being young in Europe today is divided into seven chapters covering demography, family and society, health, education, access to and participation in the labour market, living conditions and the digital world. The publication is also available as a series of articles online.